calender


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Calender \Cal"en*der\, n. [F. calandre, LL. calendra, corrupted
   fr. L. cylindrus a cylinder, Gr. ?????????. See Cylinider.]
   1. A machine, used for the purpose of giving cloth, paper,
      etc., a smooth, even, and glossy or glazed surface, by
      cold or hot pressure, or for watering them and giving them
      a wavy appearance. It consists of two or more cylinders
      revolving nearly in contact, with the necessary apparatus
      for moving and regulating.
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   2. One who pursues the business of calendering.
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            My good friend the calender.          --Cawper.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Calender \Cal"en*der\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Calendered; p. pr.
   & vb. n. Calendering.] [Cf. F. calandrer. See Calender,
   n.]
   To press between rollers for the purpose of making smooth and
   glossy, or wavy, as woolen and silk stuffs, linens, paper,
   etc. --Ure.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Calender \Cal"en*der\, n. [Per. qalender.]
   One of a sect or order of fantastically dressed or painted
   dervishes.
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